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Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz Celebrate 50 Years of Making Music Together

Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz Celebrate 50 Years of Making Music Together

Puerto Rican salsa legends Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz celebrated Saturday their 50th year of making music together by recalling their greatest hits and giving thanks they're still alive after their bouts with drugs and alcohol. continue reading »

Reggaeton Star Don Omar Going Back to College to Become Professional Racecar Driver

Reggaeton Star Don Omar Going Back to College to Become Professional Racecar Driver

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Don Omar announced he is headed back to college to finish his studies and become a mechanic and professional racing-car driver. continue reading »

Puerto Rico Businesses Plan to Spend More on Social Media

Puerto Rico Businesses Plan to Spend More on Social Media

Puerto Rico's businesses plan to spend up to 10 percent of their advertising budgets on social media this year, focusing on social-networking giants Facebook and Twitter, a new report said. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee and Red Cross Team up in Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee and Red Cross Team up in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Daddy Yankee on Wednesday here launched the Unete service campaign to collect money for the American Red Cross. continue reading »

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

Couple Gunned Down, Baby Wounded in Puerto Rico

A man and a woman were murdered and a 1-year-old baby was seriously wounded in a new criminal incident in the central Puerto Rican town of Cayey bringing to 63 the island's homicide total so far in 2013. continue reading »

El Gran Combo Cofounder Denies Firing Original Member, Saxophonist Eddie Perez

El Gran Combo Cofounder Denies Firing Original Member, Saxophonist Eddie Perez

The cofounder and musical director of the legendary Puerto Rican salsa orchestra El Gran Combo, Rafael Ithier, denied on Tuesday firing a fellow original member of the group, saxophonist Eddie "La Bala" Perez. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Party Wants to Bar Raising the U.S. Flag Without PR Flag

Puerto Rican Party Wants to Bar Raising the U.S. Flag Without PR Flag

A legislator of the ruling Popular Democratic Party, or PPD, has introduced a bill in the Caribbean island's House of Representatives that would bar raising the U.S. flag unless the Puerto Rican flag is raised at the same time. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez: On Immigration “The President is the Quarterback”

Rep. Gutierrez: On Immigration “The President is the Quarterback”

Immigrants need action now and immigration reform cannot wait. We have a unique opportunity to finally put our government on the side of hard-working immigrants. We all need to work together -- the President and Congress, Republicans and Democrats -- to get something done right away. continue reading »

One of Puerto Rico’s ’10 Most Wanted’ Captured in New York

One of Puerto Rico’s ’10 Most Wanted’ Captured in New York

The U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force, acting on information provided by the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offenders Task Force out of the district of Puerto Rico, arrested Justo Bermudez Stevens in the Bronx today. continue reading »

Violence at Puerto Rico’s San Sebastin Festival Leaves 13 Dead

Violence at Puerto Rico’s San Sebastin Festival Leaves 13 Dead

Violence during the long San Sebastian Street Festival weekend in Old San Juan, the best-known festival in Puerto Rico, left 13 people dead. continue reading »

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Justice Sotomayor: Urges Latinos to Pursue Dreams, Stay in School

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, said on the weekend here that "there's no part of my heart that's not from Puerto Rico" and encouraged all Latinos to pursue their dreams. continue reading »

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis Gutierrez to Speak on Immigration at Inauguration Event

Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez will speak at an event on Saturday, January 19 at the Organization of American States in Washington as part of the Latino Inaugural 2013 activities. The Congressman will deliver an address about the prospects for immigration reform in 2013 continue reading »

Puerto Rico Gov. Garcia Padilla Remains Committed to Creating 50,000 New Jobs

Puerto Rico Gov. Garcia Padilla Remains Committed to Creating 50,000 New Jobs

Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla reiterated his commitment to create 50,000 new jobs in the next 18 months. continue reading »

Traditional Puerto Rican Festival is Dedicated to Draco Rosa

Traditional Puerto Rican Festival is Dedicated to Draco Rosa

This year's edition of the traditional San Sebastian Street Festivals, which began Thursday in the historic heart of Old San Juan, is dedicated to Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Draco Rosa. continue reading »

Calle 13’s Residente Weds Model Soledad Fandiño in Puerto Rico

Calle 13’s Residente Weds Model Soledad Fandiño in Puerto Rico

Calle 13 frontman Residente has married Argentine model and actress Soledad Fandiño, a source close to the artist confirmed on Tuesday. continue reading »